Remember how they claimed Australia beat the Corona Virus?

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  1. czsmithGT

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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-coronavirus-nation-begins-ease-lockdown.html

    Australia keeps smashing coronavirus: Six states and territories record ZERO new cases in 24 hours as active infections continue to plummet - and life begins to return to normal for millions of people in virus-free zones

    Well, not so fast


    https://dnyuz.com/2020/08/04/what-lockdown-2-0-looks-like-harsher-rules-deeper-confusion/


    What Lockdown 2.0 Looks Like: Harsher Rules, Deeper Confusion

    Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, grappling with a spiraling coronavirus outbreak in a country that once thought it had the pandemic beat, has now imposed some of the toughest restrictions in the world.

    But as officials cast about for ways to break the chain of infections, the city has become a confounding matrix of hefty fines for disobedience, minor exceptions for everything from romantic partners to home building, and endless versions of the question: So, wait, can I ____?


    Restaurant owners are wondering about food delivery after an 8 p.m. curfew began on Sunday night. Teenagers are asking if their boyfriends and girlfriends count as essential partners. Can animal shelter volunteers walk dogs at night? Are house cleaners essential for those struggling with their mental health? Can the Covid-tested exercise outside?

    “This is such a weird, scary, bizarro time that we live in,” said Tessethia Von Tessle Roberts, 25, a student in Melbourne who admits to having hit a breaking point a few days ago, when her washing machine broke.

    “Our health care workers are hustling around the clock to keep us alive,” she said.“Our politicians are as scared as we are, but they have to pretend like they have a better idea than we do of what’s going to happen next.”

    Pandemic lockdowns, never easy, are getting ever more confusing and contentious as they evolve in the face of second and third rounds of outbreaks that have exhausted both officials and residents. With success against the virus as fleeting as the breeze, the new waves of restrictions feel to many like a bombing raid that just won’t end.
     
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    Further evidence that absent complete isolation or a vaccine, you are going to get it until natural resistance occurs. Maybe a drug that shows as a prophylaxis will show up, as is anecdotally claimed for HCQ that can keep you from getting it.

    Can a country stay locked down forever and survive?
     
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  3. BigBluefish

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    Thanks, China!

    Has it occurred to anyone that there are people deliberately spreading the virus?

    Man up, mask up, wash your d--n hands, get off of Tinder, and get back to work.
     
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  4. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Yep.

    We all have to have our exposure, there is no option.
     
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    Yeah, basically every 20-something year old that thinks it's fake (or don't care) and the mask deniers. Most may not be malicious but they are definitely deliberate.
     
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    Out West Just lack finishing up

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  7. cowboy1964

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    Many places that "beat" it earlier are now not quite beating it any longer. Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, The Philippines, Hawaii, the list goes on and on.
     
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    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Totally understandable. You can slow it, but you can't stop it. It will do what it does.

    Let's hope it mutates to something benign.

    We're actually doing well with it here in the US. It's doing a medium paced burn through the population, without over-whelming the health-care system. Hopefully we'll be largely done with it soon.

    Don't wear masks, hug, get close to people, spread it around. Let's get this over with before the winter sets it.
     
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    The whole point of the lockdown was to slow the spread so as to not overwhelm the hospitals. Somewhere along the line politicians and public health officials got it into their heads they could stop the flu.
     
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    Shutdowns and masks are worthless.

    The sheep in this country have allowed them to destroy the economy for a lower death rate than legal habits like alchohol, smokes, and sugar products. Even if turned the most extreme sheep into mask Nazis that start shaming and lecturing people. Low information Americans.

    hospitals were so overwhelmed they were doing tik Tok videos all over the country. If ciur don't forget lying about positive cases to milk more federal funding.

    It's sad but true.
     
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    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    The number of people that believe it can be stopped is staggering. It goes to show the powerful influence politicians have on people's opinions and beliefs.
     
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    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    60% of people here on GT believe in using masks. 60%. It's amazing how many people here on GT need to believe they can negotiate with sickness and death, and don't grasp we need to let it burn though the US population before winter hits.

    So if it's 60% here on GT, it's probably 95+% of the general population that aren't handling the reality of SARS-SoV2.
     
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    My 2¢



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    It's all good we can just stay chicken Little shut down until November - December or beyond then when the economy completely dies they can nationalize everything and tell all these little sheep where to work how to work and who to work for. Socialism.

    China is laughing.
     
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    Just a reminder for the naive and over-confident, that a simple, single layer of cotton fabric, looped around your ears is actually going to stop a pandemic.

    particle-size-of-coronavirus-and-pm2.5-and-masks-ooqjfk6klztisw3ho2fyoec2nw501nat47aevu50e8.jpg
     
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    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    Maybe their government is handing out $$$$ also.
     
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    Masks aren't going to stop it. They will, with good hand hygiene & distancing, slow its spread. In retrospect this would have been a wiser choice than the widespread lockdowns.

    The thing people seem to NOT get about masks is that they don't protect the wearer but those around him. And not completely, but they do make a difference. I wear a mask in stores. My wife treats CoViD patients. I wash her scrubs. Do you want ME sneezing behind you at the checkout line?
     
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    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Yes, I do. If I haven't already had my exposure, I'd be fine with a sneeze near me.

    Low viral load. My immune system should defeat it without my getting sick.
     
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    I think there are ways you can intentionally infect yourself if that is what you really want.
     
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    lets all get infected and see who survives and for how long.
     
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